A tax cut for Christmas

December 22, 2017
Bradley Byrne

By Congressman Bradley Byrne

This Christmas, the American people received a gift that isn’t found underneath the tree but will be found in your pocketbook and paychecks over the coming years. I’m talking about passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act represents the first major overhaul of our nation’s tax code since 1986. The ultimate goal is to grow the American economy and put more money in your pockets. I firmly believe the money is better off in the hands of the American people instead of in the coffers of a bloated federal government.

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Live-in childcare as “cultural exchange” $4.35 an hour, tax free

June 16, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Live-in child care for less than $200.00 a week? Sounds like a bargain. Known as au pair cultural exchange programs, a.k.a., “live-in nannies” from a foreign country is even popular with one member of Gov. Kay Ivey’s Administration.

Au pair is French for (on par with).

Au Pair International, which supplies young girls for American families from countries such as Argentina, Thailand, and even a few from England, offers an International stock of nannies, who enter the USA on J-1 visas which usually last for 12 months. They are classified as “cultural exchange participants.”
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Faithful to the Mission

July 19, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Over the past 24 hours, I have received criticism and “atta boys” for my article “Greene County’s Burden.” Perhaps, I deserve both or neither, but at least people are talking.

Before we published the first page on Alabama Political Reporter, we determined our mission would be to inform, educate and alert our readers to the hard truth about State politics. While I am certain we have fallen short, we have worked hard, and continue to work with great purpose to fulfill that promise.
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Cigarette Tax Is Defeated in Committee

August 5, 2015

 

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 4, the House Ways & Means General Fund Committee rejected a measure to raise the cigarette tax by 25 cents a pack in a narrow 8 to 7 vote. Tobacco taxes were a key lynch-pin in both Governor Robert Bentley (R) and Chairman Steve Clouse’s (R-Ozark) plans to address shortfalls in the State’s troubled General Fund.

Fiscal conservatives are opposed to any tax increase.
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